Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Say Goodbye to Carney

On May 15th Carney will be taking the stage at the El Rey Theater for what is likely their last LA show for quite a while, due to Reeve going off to become a SUPERHERO! Yeah, that's right! If you've been living under a rock and haven't heard, frontman Reeve Carney is about to become Peter Parker in the long awaited Broadway version of Spiderman, featuring music by Bono and The Edge. That is if the much delayed, much over budget production ever actually opens. I really hope it all pulls together and goes well, despite the much speculated on problem that the show will have to run forever at full capacity to ever come close to breaking even on its monstrous budget. Only time will tell.

Telling secrets on Miggs

Shhh...this is just between us. My boys in Miggs have a new album coming out soon (MAY 18TH) called Wide Awake that is available for pre-order in some killer packages that let you pick up some of their older stuff, extra swag, etc. They are currently on tour back east, so if you are in that end of the world check out their tour schedule and don't miss them. If you aren't familiar, these boys have been around for awhile now, tour almost constantly, have appeared on Good Morning America show, opened for Train and Maroon 5, and had their music featured on a variety of TV shows. For whatever reason, they just haven't kicked into widespread public awareness yet, but hopefully this new album will change all that. So check them out and let me know they're your new favorite band.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bamboozle - Bobby Long

While facing the impossible task of being "the singer songwriter guy" on a festival bill, and playing to a woefully small crowd, Bobby Long, turned in a brilliant performance on Sunday. While his set would have admittedly been more at home in a dark bar with an older crowd, he performed wonderfully anyway. Hopefully he'll swing by LA again soon.
I'm sure the Silverlake crowd would happily embrace him in a way this crowd largely failed to do.

photo by Deena McClusky

Monday, March 29, 2010

nevershoutnever

Christofer Drew first started making a splash on Myspace a couple of years ago, and has just been getting cuter and more talented ever since, if that's even possible. Holding down the lead in spot on Sunday night just prior to the Something Corporate reunion was mighty big shoes to fill, and fill them he did. Great voice, great band, great presentation. Definitely an impressive performance. He spread his peace and love vibe throughout the crowd and even the people just there waiting for SOCO to take the stage seemed to be having a good time. Expect mighty things from nevershoutnever as they look to have a long and brilliant career laid out before them.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Aushua is an AWESOME band!

Aushua is an amazing So Cal based band that I've been following for years now. Stumbled over them accidentally years ago when they were opening for Blackpool Lights at Chain Reaction. Very tight band, and Nate has the voice of an angel. Sound quality of this video kinda blows but it gives you a feel for how great they are. Check them out and click their name above to be connected to their myspace. Their biggest fame to this point has been some opening gigs for Thrice including the one that was made into the video Live At The House of Blues in which the boys join Thrice on stage.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Take Action Volume 9

Take Action Volume 9 is a charity fundraiser compilation CD produced by Hopeless Records and Sub City. This is an excellent 2 disc set which is selling currently at Target for only $4.99. Featuring both well known and newer bands, the two discs include everyone from Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, We The Kings, Mayday Parade and many, many more. Many of the tracks are either acoustic, remixes or exclusive to this release, making this a deal you cannot possibly pass up. Some of the highlights include We The Kings covering Jimmy Eat World, Anarbor doing an acoustic take on Passion for Publication and a remix of 3OH!3's Don't Trust Me which has become a lot of people's favorite guilty pleasure anthem. So get out, drop five bucks, do some charitable good, and pick up two great discs with a total of 35 tracks.